Which provinces allow inter-provincial wine imports for personal use?
How much is allowed?
The passage of Bill C-311 provides a personal exemption to the
Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act for the transportation of
wine across provincial borders for person use
(h) the importation of wine from a province by an individual, if the individual brings the
wine or causes it to be brought into another province, in quantities and as
permitted by the laws of the latter province, for his or her personal consumption,
and not for resale or other commercial use.
There are multiple views of how the current provincial laws are to be interpretted.
1. Canadian Vintners Association Chart (July 17th news release)
2. Mark Hicken, Wine Law, Detailed Review
3. Mark Hicken, Wine Law, Summary Chart
4. Statement from Liquor Boards
__The Canadian Association of Liquor Boards (CALJ) has put out an ultra-conservative position on which provinces allow direct interprovincial wine shipments. Obviously, they intend to keep fighting the will of Canadian Parliament and the 82% of Canadians who feel Canadians should have the ability to access wines from other provinces through online purchasing.